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Developing Flexibility Chapter 5
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Components of Fitness Ø Cardiorespiratory endurance Ø Flexibility Ø Muscular Strength Ø Muscular Endurance Ø Body Composition
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Weight training Ø Weight training, or any physical activity decrease flexibility if the exercises ARE NOT performed properly. Ø When done properly, weight training increases flexibility.
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Flexibility Ø The ability of a joint to move through its range of motion. Ø Involves your bones, joints, surrounding tissue, nervous system, and the muscles. Ø Flexibility is highly adaptable, and is increased through stretching exercises.
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3 Traits of muscles Ø Contractibility Force-production Ø Elongation Ability to stretch, increase in length. Ø Elasticity The ability to return to resting length.
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Ø The ability to assume and maintain an extended position at one end or point in a range of motion (Ex - bending over).
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course KIN 121 taught by Professor Holmes during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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